Wild Crew conservation volunteer task – Coppicing for Wildlife – Ham Street Wood National Nature Reserve
Do you fancy learning some awesome woodland skills such as coppicing? Try something new that you've always said you'll do.....
- 22 Mar 2016
Volunteers will use hand tools to coppice a compartment of the woodland.
Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management in which the stems of coppice stools are periodically harvested, by cutting to the base from where they regenerate in subsequent years.
A particular assemblage of flora and fauna has evolved which relies on this periodic cutting of compartments and the particular light and shade it produces.
Bring old clothes and wellies as it can be very muddy in the woods. We have wellies to borrow if you let us know in advance. Come all day or for just a few hours but bring a packed lunch if you are staying all day, Hot drinks and biscuits are provided. We can reimburse travel expenses upto £7.50 with a receipt or ticket.
Lifts available, call to book yourself on. 9.15am Singleton Environment Centre, 9.30am Ashford railway station or meet us in the Bourne lane car park in Ham Street at 10am.
Venue: Ham Street Wood National Nature Reserve, Bourne Lane, Hamstreet, Kent, TN262HH
No booking required – just turn up